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Mozambique lifts state of emergency – video

Mozambique will lift the state of emergency imposed in April to try limit the spread of coronavirus, President Filipe Nyusi announced in a television address.

Nyusi said the state of emergency would end Sunday night (September 6th), as infections have not increased much compared to neighbouring countries in the region.

“We are proud of the measures we have taken that have allowed the spread of the disease to be contained,” said President Nyusi.

Diagnosed coronavirus cases in Mozambique stood at 4,265 including 26 deaths, much lower than neighbouring South Africa which has topped 635,000 infections.

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The southeastern country has also reopened its borders on Monday, allowing international flights.

Beaches will also re-open while religious services of up to 250 people will be permitted.

Source: AFP via Club of Mozambique

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